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(male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. oakland city leaders, battling a big jump in a crime. today -- they're laying out new strategies. all this, as the city's police department faces record-low staffing levels. and previous plans to stop the violence this year -- have seemingly failed. now for a look at the most recent crime statistics out of oakland. 119 murders this year -- that's up 21-percent from the same period last year. 210 rapes -- up 23-percent. nearly 4-thousand robberies -- a 23-percent increase. and more than 12-thousand burglaries -- a jump of 44- precent. >> reporter: there 2012 policies did not work. the is what they've been saying, so the want to do two things, there were to contract out public safety experts that ephod crime in the los angeles, detroit, what advice to take and what approach to take. second, there would to neighborhood policing with five different areas. two of them in the east oakland area with captions on each one with crime-fighting specializing in their area. >> we have to do something. what we did last
...that is where we begin our l with kron-4's j-r stone. who spoke with the city's mayor just a few minutes ago. j-r? >> reporter: i did. at the water levels are down. you can this see in the distance the and san franciscquito creek it was flowing and not quite like a great but more like a river. it was flowing into this river section that the working crews are trying to clean up. on the opposite side of that fence our homes. let me show you video. they have been busy out here for the last one hour working. the goal is to bring in more in san backs this evening. they wanted to secure this lobby. if they have more rain fall, or more in the coming days it will not be a problem for the homes. total, seven homes had mandatory evacuation's. and even the people in this neighborhood but there was a voluntary evacuation process. everybody with the exception of one home is back. that is good news. no injuries. we spoke with the mayor. short-term solutions, what the levy problems and also long term solutions in the works. >> right now given the conditions you do not want to move the soil around that much. y
in livermore. 38 in redwood city york 39 degrees in half moon bay afternoon temperatures will be in the cooler areas in concord, livermore, 50s through san jose. for the rainfall on a saturday that computer models are different on how extensive it is going to be notice by midnight, some clear conditions and the rainfall offshore. as it approaches for the later morning hours of those will increase and the afternoon of that rainfall will be well offshore. and it will be pressing it with lighter showers towards the coast. as for the extended forecast drier weather than wet weather. and thursday, we are going to see drier conditions. however, light. for the rest of saturday, sunday, with the chance of showers returning on tuesday. >> vicki: the stores may seem busy - but new numbers show u-s holiday retail sales growth is the weakest since 2008. according to the report - holiday sales increased just point-seven percent. less than a quarter of what was expected. superstorm sandy - along with the looming fiscal cliff are being partially blamed for the decline. >> vicki: if you got a new gadget this
tourist guide. if an >> the t s a does not seem to work in the city. the gps-- >> one final note, while shopping remember to be aware of your surroundings remember if i'm watching you so are the bad guys. >> they don't steal our phones while we are standing on the corner. >> in san francisco stanley roberts kron 4 news. simonovnext at six. newtown, connecticut. plus, a woman - sexually assaulted while hiking on a popular east bay trail. the search for the suspect still on the loose. >> taking a look of we will have a look in your changes. with your forecast. your evening news at 6:00 p.m. is coming up. six >>catherine: otonight at six. >> (feinstein: six year olds with three to eleven bullets from this america? >>catherine: the massacre in connecticut providing new ammunition for gun control advocates. family friends talk about the 20 year old behind one of the worst mass murders in u=s history. >> he was very reclusive and he was very private >>catherine: many bay area parents: how can schools protecta connecticut town is in mourning. as the first funerals were held today for two of t
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